Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
-growth environment. >> reporter: michelle mier is senior u.s. economist for bank of america. 100,000 plus jobs is healthy but not impressive. >> and think about what we've come off of, the deepest postwar recession and adding about 100,000 or so jobs a month. it's not sufficient. >> reporter: much of the drop in the unemployment rate is due to the growth in part-time jobs. >> . >> i didn't even get responses to my resumes. >> reporter: 56-year-old amy crawford was forced to take a minimum wage job in a chicago restaurant. when she couldn't find full time work as a home designer. >> i'm almost at a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. i'm not confident in the economy. >> reporter: 40% of the unemployed have been out of work six months or more. that number did not drop last month. fed chairman ben bernanke said this week his concern is that growth just isn't fast enough to put people back to work. >> pelley: anthony, you mentioned that about 150,000 jobs are being created each month lately. what kind of difference does that make to the 12 million people who are still unemployed? >> not muc
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
. for some reason presidents who live in this kind of cloistered environment where they are not challenged on a day-to-day basis, they get into debate prep, they get into that one on one situation with another candidate and just don't feel challenged. it takes that one debate to shake things up and get them back on track. >> american airlines has a my explanation for seats that fell apart in mid-flight. american is fixing seats on 48 of its 757 jets. dozens of flights are cancelled today. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. seats have come loose on three american flights since last week. at first american said faulty floor clamps were to blame. now the airline says it was a combination of wear, poor design and even spilled soda. >> a cable tv movie on the killing of osama bin laden will air two days before the election. some critics want to know why. "s.e.al. team six: the raid on osama bin laden aka code name geronimo" is scheduled for november 4th on the national geographic channel. the movie is produced by the weinstein company, co-chairman harvey weinstein is a major fundraiser for th
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
come to live with and work with there for the environment we had. we felt we needed more, not less. >> so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department we need this. and the answer kept coming back as -- >> you've got to do with less. for what reasons i don't know. >> do those believe that if in fact those security teams had not been withdrawn although they can't really know the answer to this, but they may have been able to resist the attack and save lives? >> they talked about that. colonel wood wonders, says armed members of his military team as well as the companion state department team would have traveled to benghazi with ambassador wood. on that day, the u.s. was down 34 highly trained security officers in libya compared to six months before. the state department told officials sorting through everything they don't see evidence of a lot of security requests that were denied. charlie? >> sharyl attkisson, thank you. you can see more of this story tonight on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. gas prices continue to skyrocket in california.